Telehealth helps bring care closer to home for Canadians by linking patients with their health care team when they are not in the same location, often using videoconferencing.
Available in every province and territory, services may be tailored to patients’ needs and ultimately provide greater access to specialized care, reduce travel times and shorten wait times. Telehealth can also improve access to care for people with mobility issues or people who are unable to get time off work.
Benefits of Telehealth
- Reduce barriers to access, such as living in a remote community, mobility issues and an inability to take time off work
- Save Canadians millions of dollars in personal travel costs and time off work
- Reduce wait times for access to care
- Reduce clinician travel time